News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

The Enfield Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Tyree Davis:

A Weldon native previously employed as the town police department’s administrative assistant has been named its administrative services director.

The United States Attorney’s Office argues in a motion filed today in Greenville Operation Rockfish defendant Antonio Tillmon was not entrapped by the government to join a purported drug trafficking organization in the police corruption case.

The government’s argument against an entrapment claim of the sole Operation Rockfish police corruption case defendant to stand trial gives more detail on the recruitment of that officer in the reverse sting operation.

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District reported nine wastewater spills totaling an estimated 140,220 gallons which began Saturday and ended Sunday.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 16:00

Man surrenders in Sept. 4 shooting

A Littleton man surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office today to face charges stemming from a September 4 shooting.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 14:11

County school system earns accreditation

Halifax County Schools has been granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission.

Monday, 10 October 2016 16:06

RRPD blotter: October 8-9, 2016

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Deputy Chief Andy Jackson:

Monday, 10 October 2016 14:55

Numerous rescues made during Matthew's rage

While only the outer edges of Hurricane Matthew lashed at the Roanoke Valley, its fury was still enough that emergency first responders went to more than 20 rescue calls over the weekend.

These are the known closing and delays:

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